Christmas Break in Baltics TO

Christmas Wonders in Baltics

Couple kissing Christmas market
Christmas market Vilnius SPM

Vilnius and Riga come alive at Christmas

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and Riga, Latvia's capital city, become a spectacle of light and colour each Christmas. Vilnius, with its Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts an enchanting Christmas market in its ornate town square. Vilnius Christmas tree several years in a row was recognized as one of the most beautiful in Europe. Equally mesmerising is Riga. The city's Dome Square transforms into a bustling Christmas market, where the scent of roasted almonds mingles with the rich melodies of carollers, creating an unforgettable festive experience. Best to visit:

  • Vilnius – 26/11 – 01/01
  • Riga 03/12 - 01/01

DFDS makes it easy to plan your trip

  • Get 2 nights on board and as many nights as you like in the city you're traveling to
  • Choose a hotel in one of these festive cities Please note that only one cabin can be reserved per booking. If you wish to make any changes to your booking, please contact our friendly customer service team

Travel Guides

Vilnus city Christmas period
Riga city Christmas period

Meals you must try in Baltics during Christmas time

Baltic countries offer unique gastronomical delights during Christmas. Taste 'piparkūkas' gingerbread cookies in Latvia or 'kūčiukai' small pastries in Lithuania. In Vilnius, Lithuania, don't miss out on trying 'cepelinai” which is a traditional meal not only on Christmas time, it’s a potato dumpling withmeat, very much filling the stomach for the day. When exploring Riga in Latvia, savour the taste of 'Rupjmaize' - a dark rye bread that is a staple in Latvian cuisine and often paired with local cheeses. Warm up with a cup of spiced mulled wine, which is also popular across Baltics, or try traditional beers or kvass. Be sure to try some of those in Christmas markets, or visit the famous “Berneliu Uzeiga” located in the heart of Vilnius. In Riga, Latvia, 'Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs' is a favourite among locals and tourists alike.

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